Evaluation of the correlation between serum biochemical values and liver ultrasonographic indices in periparturient cows with different body condition scores.

@article{Rafia2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the correlation between serum biochemical values and liver ultrasonographic indices in periparturient cows with different body condition scores.},
  author={Saman Rafia and Taghi Taghipour-Bazargani and Farzad Asadi and Alireza Vajhi and Saied Bokaie},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={830-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine alterations of serum biochemical variables in relation to changes of near- and far-field mean grayscale histogram (MGSH) and attenuation rates in liver ultrasonograms of periparturient cows. ANIMALS 67 Holstein cows. PROCEDURES Cows were allocated on the basis of body condition score into underconditioned (n = 21), moderately conditioned (23), and overconditioned (23) groups. Serum samples (obtained every 10 days from 30 days before to 30 days after calving) were… CONTINUE READING